The following information contains health and safety protocols for campus during the summer. Information for the Fall 2021 semester will be available soon.
All faculty, staff, students, and visitors who are fully vaccinated, will not be required to wear a facial covering. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated is required to wear a facial covering at all times on campus. Please see the email dated May 24, 2021 for more information.
Everyone must complete a Health Self-Evaluation before arriving on campus. Please click the appropriate form below.
- Everyone must complete a Health Self-Evaluation before arriving on campus. Please click the appropriate form below.
- All faculty, staff, students, and visitors who are fully vaccinated, will not be required to wear a facial covering. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated is required to wear a facial covering at all times on campus.
- The Office of Admission is open for visits on Monday through Friday. Visit start times are 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM and 1PM. We are only scheduling two families for each time slot.
- When you arrive at Heidelberg for a campus visit, you will be greeted by an admission counselor in the parking lot. If you don't have one, you'll be supplied with a facial covering and asked to complete a quick Health Self-Evaluation form. Your visit will include a campus tour and sit-down with an admission counselor. Meeting with athletic coaches must be pre-arranged.
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- Heidelberg Athletics is still waiting on guidance from the NCAA and the Ohio Athletic Conference regarding fall sports and fan attendance. Updates will be posted when they become available.
- All on-campus recreational facilities, including Saurwein Health & Wellness Center, are currently open to members of the Heidelberg community and Tiffin YMCA Members. Saurwein Health & Wellness Center summer hours are Mon-Friday 12pm-8pm.
- As of now, Heidelberg University's intent is to fully open our campus in August and resume classes and activities for the Fall 2021 semester. As with the recently concluded 2020-21 academic year, we will again offer two options for course delivery for the fall. Please see the email dated May 26, 2021 for more information.
- Classes in the Fall 200 and Spring 2021 were delivered via a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, online, and combinations thereof. A variety of delivery modalities were employed this fall to enhance the safety and wellbeing of students and faculty alike. These included seated with physical distancing and facial coverings, hybrid seated-online with a rotating portion of the students attending the seated sessions, fully synchronous online, and fully asynchronous online. Academic departments and instructors, with guidance by the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Affairs, and Human Resources, determined the best modality for each course.
- Students, faculty, and staff will complete a brief health check form daily which includes a symptom screen, exposure screen, and a temperature report. Hand sanitizing stations have been distributed across campus. Disinfectant spray and paper towels will be provided for surface cleaning before and/or after class. The Krammes staff will deep clean academic rooms daily.
- The HYPE Career Ready & Placement Office is located in the Office of Student Engagement located on the third floor of Campus Center.
- HYPE Day Keynote Speakers are scheduled to be back in person for Fall 2021! Alternative speaker arrangements will be made for remote students. HYPE Day sessions will also be offered on campus with a select number of sessions available online.
- More information for current students on the HYPE Career Ready® Program can be found on Inside Heidelberg.
- Dining Services will be limited over the summer months.
- As of now, once Hoernemann Refectory reaches capacity, students and guests will be permitted to enter on a first come, first serve basis.
- With the use of campus approved signage, directional arrows on the floor, new traffic flow patterns and stanchions, we strongly believe we can successfully accommodate all CDC, Ohio Department of Health and Seneca County recommendations.
- All Parkhurst Team Members will complete a COVID-19 Safety and Sanitation course before returning to work. In addition to our regular cleaning schedule each table will be completely cleaned, disinfected and sanitized after each sitting as well as disinfecting high traffic touch points every 15 minutes.
- Operational changes were implemented starting in the fall semester as well. All salt, pepper and napkins have been removed from the tables. You will receive a rolled silverware packet upon entrance in Hoernemann. Additional napkins, silverware and condiments are available at the condiment station or you may ask your dining room attendant for your seating section. Self-serve stations will now all be served, including the salad bar and condiment station. For now beverages will remain self-serve with an attendant wiping high touch points every 15 minutes.
- The Berg Bistro 1850 will remain closed during the summer unless special arrangements have been made in advance.
- Common spaces are being de-densified as much as possible. Lounges, Laundry Rooms, and any other public spaces will identify Heidelberg protocols so students are constantly reminded of safety features.
- Occupancy in residence halls will remain the same as we usually house students.
- Facial coverings are to be worn as outlined by Heidelberg University policies. Physical distancing should still be practiced in rooms.
- CSC Serviceworks has provided best Laundry Room physical distancing practices.
- Please see the list of What to Bring to the Residence Halls for more information on items allowed.
- Classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized once/day.
- Sanitizing cleaner is available in classrooms.
- All employees and visitors entering our buildings must complete the Self-Evaluation Form for COVID-19 symptoms and possible exposure.
- Common areas and frequently touched surfaces are being cleaned daily. Cleaning supplies will be available, and employees are encouraged to clean and disinfect their personal workspaces throughout the workday.
- Hand sanitizer is provided throughout offices and buildings. Employees are welcome to bring their own hand sanitizer. A product with at least 60% alcohol content is recommended.
- All students and employees were asked to sign the Heidelberg Pledge of Healthy and Safety.
- Students have access to counseling services while classes are in session. The Stoner Health and Counseling Center does not provide counseling services during summer and winter breaks.
- For health services, the health center will continue to utilize telemedicine visits and provide students with options for telemedicine or telephone consults when appropriate. In particular, students with conditions placing them at higher risk for complications from COVID-19 should be encouraged to seek care via telemedicine.
- Face to face visits are reserved for cases where telemedicine is inappropriate (e.g. physical exam, non-URI illnesses like dermatological concerns, and others that require specimen collection – urine, blood).
- All students will complete COVID-19 screening at the initiation of each encounter.
- All patients are to wear facial coverings at all times while in Stoner Health & Counseling Center.
- No visitors to accompany patients.
- No upper respiratory visits in the office; telemedicine where appropriate or referral to off-campus Urgent Care.
- Counseling will continue to utilize telemental health via Google Meet with BAA, with the exception of those highly acute clients who meet criteria. Face to face visits will be limited to students requiring crisis counseling, counseling for students unable to access telemental health, or other circumstances whereby the mental health professional believes an in-person visit carries significant benefit. All workshops, mindfulness, group therapy and other programs will be virtual.
- You may reach out to the Stoner Health & Counseling Center on campus at 419-448-2041. Students should call the Stoner Health & Counseling Center before going, if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
- Janelle Baldosser, Director of Stoner Health & Counseling Center: jbaldoss [at] heidelberg.edu, 419-448-2042
- Chris Abrams, Dean of Student Affairs: cabrams [at] heidelberg.edu, 419-448-2062
- Julie Arnold, Director of Intercultural Student Affairs: jarnold3 [at] heidelberg.edu, 419-448-2953
- Bryan Smith, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost: bsmith3 [at] heidelberg.edu
Last updated: June 8, 2021, 10:00 AM EST.